Welcome to the
Fisherman's Feast!

Boston's Oldest Continuous Italian Festival!

Thank You for making 2021 another successful year!

Thank You to all who attended the event, really nice to see everyone come out and help celebrate our 111th Anniversary with us. We hope to see everyone Next Year Aug 18-21st 2022.

Fisherman's Feast – Sponsors

SPONSORS

Traditionally, the Fisherman's Feast was funded by the numerous Sicilian fishing boats that made up the Boston and Gloucester fishing fleets, as well as many of the local North End businesses. Over the past 20 years with the decline of the local fishing industry, we have been forced to look for new ways to keep our tradition alive.

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Fisherman's Feast – Vendors

VENDORS

When most people think of the "feasts" they think of the smell of Italian sausage. It doesn't matter if the feast is in the North End of Boston, Little Italy in New York or anywhere else in the world, the vendors are an important part of what makes a feast special. Our vendors sell not only Italian sausage, but a variety of food and...

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Fisherman's Feast – Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT

Whether it’s Pop, Rock, Disco or even traditional Italian Music, The Fisherman’s Feast offers something for everyone. The Feast offers 4 FREE nights of entertainment, giving our crowd a chance to turn back the clock and listen to some oldies or dance the night away to the newer trends in today’s Music. Past Performances have included The Jersey Tenors, The Hitmen, Frankie Avalon, Michael Amante, Jerry Vale, and the Tokens to name a few. Keep checking our Schedule to see who the Feast will be bringing in this year. We will guarantee it will be Fantastic!

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Meatball Contest Winners

Meatball Contest Winner Tommy Floramo's

Tommy Floramo's

Congratulations to Tommy Floramo's for being the Judges' Choice Winner of the 3rd Annual Fisherman's Feast Meatball Competition!

Meatball Contest Winner Table

Table

Congratulations to TABLE and Chef Jennifer Royal, Hanover St Boston for being the People's Choice Winner!

Countdown to The 112th Annual Fisherman's Feast on August 18th-21st, 2022

What is the Fisherman's Feast?

The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). When the fishermen immigrated to America in the early 1900's, they brought their traditions with them. Today's Feast is much the same as it was over 100 years ago with lights adorning the street and the smell of sausage in the air. The current Feast is organized by the descendants of those original immigrants and still includes a procession of the Madonna through the streets of the North End.

Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston's historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End's oldest continuously running Italian festival. The Feast traditionally starts on Thursday when the statue of the Madonna is moved from her home in the Fisherman's Club to a chapel at the center of the feast. This will be her home throughout the weekend. Thursday is also when the fishermen that founded the Feast are remembered with a blessing of the fishing waters. Each night and during weekend days there is entertainment on the bandstand and vendors selling food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and much more) as well as crafts. The Feast culminates on Sunday night with the spectacular "Flight of the Angel".

A Behind The Scenes Look
At The Fisherman's Feast

Address

Maritime Society of our Lady of Perpetual Help of Sciacca Inc.
PO Box 130076
Hanover St. Station
Boston MA 02113


Contacts

Vendors:
Kenny Palazzolo, Recording Secretary
kpalazz@yahoo.com

Entertainment:
Louis Strazzullo, Co-Chairman
louis.strazzullo@gmail.com

Links

Schedule
Events
Sponsors
Vendors
History
Directions
Contact

General Inquiries

Domenic Strazzullo, President
e: dstrazz0103@gmail.com
t: 617-590-1957

Feast Inquiries
Danny Puccio, Co-Chairman
e: pucciodanny@gmail.com